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Calcutta High Court allows a minor pregnant after rape to have an abortion.

Kolkata: The Calcutta Excessive Court docket has allowed abortion of a 17-year-old minor who turned pregnant after rape. In actual fact, on March 14, the sufferer’s mom had approached the Excessive Court docket demanding abortion of the daughter. The sufferer’s mom had appealed within the courtroom that her daughter had been raped, after which she turned pregnant. On the identical time she is a Thalassemia affected person. In such a state of affairs, giving delivery to a baby might be dangerous. The minor’s mom had additional mentioned that her daughter wouldn’t be capable to bear the stigma of giving delivery to a baby earlier than marriage. So the courtroom ought to enable abortion. The household offered applicable proof within the courtroom in help of this software.
The courtroom mentioned that the matter could be thought of solely after the medical examination of the minor. For this, the Excessive Court docket had additionally directed the Chief Health Officer of Nadia District Health and Household Welfare Division to represent a medical board to look at the bodily and psychological situation of the lady baby. On the identical time, the board will even have to think about whether or not the abortion will trigger any hurt to the minor or not. Within the report submitted on March 29, the board mentioned that the minor is bodily and mentally wholesome and that abortion is not going to trigger any hurt to her. However then the Little one Welfare Committee knowledgeable the courtroom on April 5 that the minor lady was reluctant to endure an abortion. His mom is forcing him to have an abortion.

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